It's Wednesday Quiz Time.
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Our current leader for this season of the quiz is John, with 3 points after 500 years of English-language poetry proved to be outside the experience of most readers. I hope this week is more applicable to the fields of endeavour of a greater majority of the Leaflocker readership, as there's still plenty of chances for anyone new to jump in and give him a run for his money. The rules are simple, answer the questions as best you can without referring to Google or any other references; and show your working, as you may be awarded bonus points for effort.
This week, we will attempt to extract any knowledge you've retained from your childhood about old school board games, as well any knowledge you've retained from your childhood about subtraction. To score, simply leave a comment below with the resulting integer. For example: (Maximum Players in Squatter )- (People that enjoyed playing Squatter ) = 6.
1) (Full complement of players in Chinese Checkers) - (Players in Checkers)
2) (Pawns in Chess) - (Men per side in Backgammon)
3) (Suits in Rummikub) - (Suits in Mah Jong)
4) (Seats in a car in Game of Life) - (Green Properties in Monopoly)
5) (Suspects in Cluedo) - (Criminals in Scotland Yard)
6) (Centres required to win Diplomacy) - (Bonus armies for holding all continents except Asia in Risk)
7) (Hounds in Fox and Hounds) - (Lettuces to eat in Hare & Tortoise)
8) (Categories in Trivial Pursuit) - (Categories in Cranium)
Meta) For a bonus point, take the results of the eight questions in the sequence given and suggest an English language word whose letters would each score the corresponding amount of points in Scrabble. (ie. QUIZ: 10,1,1,10)
And yes, I know, I've brought up some horrible memories by reminding you all of the Game of Life, but in a glimmering moment of hope for the state of the world, let me inform you that if you Google 'Game of Life' all the top hits are for the much more interesting Conway's Game of Life, if you're not familiar with this little gem of a mathematical oddity you should check it out, it brought me much joy and filled many pages of maths books back in the day.